Now that winter cobwebs have been well and truly blown away, and spring is in the air, the changing season provides ample opportunities to go outside and get blood pumping, utilising the natural environment and cool coastal vibes for motivation. Exercise doesn’t have to be dull, so unhinge your bored body from the treadmill and try out these activities to give yourself a boost.

The Ultimate Family Walk
Forget rolling hills – a walk for all the family can commence nowhere other than the beach – or beaches in the case of this Newquay walk. For fitness that’s a bit slower-paced, try ambling along the cliffs at Pentire Headland, or walk the town beaches at low tide. Walk off the ice cream or fish and chips you ate for lunch and embark on this fun family adventure, exploring Newquay’s coastline as you amble across the sand. When the tide is out, venture out onto the shoreline, and stroll across the town beaches. As the tide creeps way out back, the beautiful coastline – and path of your walk – is revealed.

Starting at Lusty Glaze, make your way across to Tolcarne and discover small echo-filled caves, or rocks covered in mussels. Next, wander over to Great Western collecting shells and pebbles as you go, before heading to the next stop – Towan Beach. Right in the centre of town, the bay provides the perfect spot for exploring Newquay’s resident sea life in the huge rock pool underneath the iconic Towan Island. Finish your walk with a well-deserved lunch, followed by a visit to see the harbour seals. P.S. Remember to check the tide times to avoid getting caught on the incoming tide!

Yoga
Yoga is a great way of keeping both your body and mind healthy. It increases flexibility, improves muscle tone and ultimately promotes wellbeing and peace of mind. It’s a great way to keep fit and relax during a summer break.

Running
Often considered the best form of exercise for a full body workout, running is a great activity to try out on the beach in Newquay. Rather than running on the road, opt for sand and soften the impact on joints.

Surfing
Surfing is the ultimate ‘Newquay’ form of fitness. Wave riding offers not only a great work out, but it’s fun as well. Improve your balance and tone your arms whilst paddling. Plus, increase your endorphin levels by having a go at this feel-good activity with mates.

Stand up paddle board
One of the coolest activity trends to hit the south west, stand up paddling boarding is a great excuse to get in the sea on a summer’s day. It’s also amazing for enhancing your overall core conditioning

Cycling
Get on your bike and explore the coastline on two wheels. Great for all over exercise and toning.

Tennis
Anyone for tennis? You may not be Andy Murray but tennis is a great, fun exercise for all the family. No need to worry about those spring showers, both indoor and outdoor tennis available at Heron Tennis Centre.